Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

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Has anyone taken a camera apart? Is it easy? Since AC power is not an option, I'd like to convert one. Would a USB powersupply supply enough voltage/amperage?

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RingRunner
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Aspirant

Camera will be mounted under the top of a gable eave, facing the house, on a detached garage with power but no other connectiviy to the house.  Lots of activity means lots of uploading and that eats up batteries - was going through a set of batteries a month.  Liked the Arlo system's ease of use, auto recording, mobile app, geofencing, and wireless networking capabilities.  Not hundreds on the market that meet all of these needs.

manfredz
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Guess thats best solution for you then

I too record lots, 20-46 x 120 sec recordings per 24 hr period, but my cams are easy to get at so rechargeable batteries do the trick for me, needing to be recharged about every 2 weeks.

Gerry_D
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It's like this, we bought it, thought it was the best, but at $3+ per battery times 4 per camera about every other month, well you do the math.

 

Yes I bought one of the USB powered ones as well. But they didn't have them when I got the first ones.

manfredz
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Hero

thats why the recommended Tenergy 3.7 gold colored rechargeable batteries pay for themselves quickly even though you'll al need the charger as well.